CUNY City College

New York, NY, USA

Tuition, Cost & Aid

Affordability and Cost

Average Net Price Average net price for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates paying the in-state or in-district tuition rate who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution. Other sources of grant aid are excluded. Aid awarded anytime during the full aid year is included.

Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state or local government, or institutional grant and scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees (lower of in-district or in-state), books and supplies and the weighted average room and board and other expenses.
$2,540
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Average Net Price By Family Income
Income
Average Amount
< $30k
$836
$30k - $48k
$2,832
$48k - $75k
$7,810
$75k - $110k
$11,384
$110k+
$11,823
Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$7,140
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$14,810
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$15,988
Books and Supplies
$1,364
Tuition Payment Plan
Yes
Financial Aid: visit page
Financial Aid Email: financialaid@ccny.cuny.edu

Aid & Grants

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100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Aid Per Year
$9,669
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
53%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,240
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$5,120
Students receiving state aid
80%
Average State Grant Aid Per Year
$5,378
Students receiving federal aid
63%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,240
Total Needs Based Scholarships/Grants Total amount of grant or scholarship aid awarded to all undergraduates from the federal government, state/local government, the institution, and other sources known to the institution.
$72,479,810
Total Non-Need-Based Scholarships/Grants
$2,006,461

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
8%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,769
Students receiving federal loans
7%
Average Federal Loans Per Year
$4,789
Average Other Loans Per Year
$11,908
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$8,615
Loan Default Rate
7%
US National: 7%
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$123

What Students Are Saying

3.32 Average Rating
Very affordable!
current student
It's super affordable and I think the setting and education really fits the bill.
Denise from New York, NY
Hey, it's a CUNY.
Vanessa from Brooklyn, NY
Although there are occasional tuition increases, City College still has excellent value. The courses offered are what you would expect in any school, including a state school or private university, and the facilities are well kept considering the budget they have to work with.
Cheryl from Staten Island, NY
City College is a great way to get a good education for a relatively low price compared to other colleges. The facilities at City College of New York, such as their computer labs and the library, often make you feel like you're on the winning end of a bargain.
Justin from Staten Island, NY
this section is actually what made ccny one of my prospective colleges when i was in high school; it was voted one of the best bang for your buck engineering schools, with great professors for a great price! michio kaku is actually one of the professors available for classes, though i've heard he seldom attends his classes due to his fame. even the non-engineering and science programs have phenomenal professors for a great price, making this a great school for any intended degree path.
Brittany from Harker Heights, TX
As a CUNY, City College is much cheaper than other colleges, but many still cannot afford it. I know many people that receive a lot of financial aid and are able to go to school for very little money if not for free. They also have different loans that one can use.
Melanie from New York, NY
I did not receive any financial aid nor scholarships directly from City College, only outside scholarships. Although, I can say that every penny spent in the end is worth paying for your education at CCNY.
Cherrelle from Amityville, NY

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